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Carli Lloyd scores after 24 seconds as USWNT ease past Jamaica

US unbeaten streak at home now stretches to 55 gamesLloyd also becomes oldest ever scorer for USWNTCarli Lloyd scored 24 seconds into the game and the US women’s national team went on to defeat Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday night in the Summer Series.The US wo…

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NBA MVP Nikola Jokic ejected as Suns dump Nuggets out of playoffs

Nuggets star says blow to Cameron Payne was unintentionalMilwaukee Bucks level series with ailing Brooklyn NetsChris Paul scored 37 points, Devin Booker added 34 and Phoenix beat Denver 125-118 to complete a four-game sweep of their NBA Western Confere…

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Brewing feud between France’s Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud goes public

Giroud comments after friendly deemed a swipe at MbappéMbappé upset remarks made publicly and not to his faceA brewing feud between the France strikers Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud has gone public, potentially threatening team unity before their op…

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USWNT stretch unbeaten run to 40 games after win over Portugal

Sam Mewis scores only goal of 1-0 victory for USUSWNT are now undefeated in 54 games on home soilSam Mewis scored in the 76th minute and the US national team beat Portugal 1-0 in the Summer Series on Thursday night.The US women are undefeated in 40 str…

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Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields wins MMA debut by TKO

Shields makes short work of Brittney Elkin in Atlantic CityBoxing champ weathers early storm to emerge with winOlympic boxing champion Claressa Shields made short work of Brittney Elkin, and the mixed martial arts novice proved she may have a future in…

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USMNT finish successful run with decisive win over Costa Rica

US men’s team won Concacaf Nations League on SundayTeam look forward to World Cup qualifying in SeptemberThe United States finished a grueling stretch of four games in 11 days over 5,400 miles that resulted in three wins, including the Concacaf Nations…

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From No 41 to No 1: Nikola Jokic becomes lowest-drafted player to win NBA MVP

Serbian claims 91 of 101 first-place ballots by votersJoel Embiid finishes second in voting followed by Steph CurryNikola Jokic was selected with the 41st draft pick when he entered the NBA seven years ago. Now, by overwhelming consensus, he’s No 1.The…

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Aaron Rodgers’ rift with Packers deepens as QB skips mandatory training camp

Reigning NFL MVP is unhappy with Green Bay’s directionQuarterback still has three years left on his contractAaron Rodgers wasn’t with the Green Bay Packers for their first mandatory minicamp session Tuesday, the latest chapter in the standoff between t…

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Pulisic’s extra-time winner seals Nations League title for USA over Mexico

Concacaf Nations League final: USMNT 3-2 Mexico (aet)US battle back to claim title after El Tri’s early openerThrilling match marred by objects thrown at playersChristian Pulisic converted a penalty in the 114th minute, back-up goalkeeper Ethan Horvath…

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Simone Biles dazzles to claim seventh US gymnastics title with stunning ease

24-year-old easily beats challenge of Sunisa LeeBiles expected to win back-to-back Olympic gold in TokyoSimone Biles looks ready for Tokyo. The 24-year-old claimed her seventh US title on Sunday night, delivering another stunning and stunningly easy pe…

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Yuka Saso wins US Women’s Open after Lexi Thompson’s final day collapse

Saso becomes only the second teenager to win the US OpenThompson held five-shot lead at one point on final dayYuka Saso birdied the third playoff hole to beat Nasa Hataoka on Sunday and become the second teenager to win the US Women’s Open after Lexi T…

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Cantlay admits Memorial win was ‘weird’ after Jon Rahm’s Covid-19 withdrawal

Patrick Cantlay beats Collin Morikawa in play-off for victoryRahm was withdrawn due to Covid-19 with huge leadPatrick Cantlay delivered a clutch birdie late in the round and a 12ft par putt in a playoff to win the Memorial on a Sunday filled with drama…

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NBA playoffs: Clippers down Mavericks in Game 7 despite Doncic’s 46 points

Kawhi Leonard leads Los Angeles with 28 pointsHawks shock 76ers in Sunday’s other NBA playoff gameKawhi Leonard scored 28 points, Marcus Morris added 23 and the Los Angeles Clippers finally won at home, finishing off the Dallas Mavericks 126-111 on Sun…

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Falcons trade seven-time Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones to Titans

Atlanta needed to clear salary cap space before new seasonJones has been one of NFL’s best receivers over pas decadeTennessee have agreed to a deal with Atlanta for seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones, allowing the Falcons to clear salary cap…

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Lexi Thompson’s near flawless round sends her into US Women’s Open lead

American ends day three with one-shot lead over Yuka Saso26-year-old looking to add second major title of her careerLexi Thompson shot a bogey-free five-under 66 on Saturday to take the lead into the final round of the US Women’s Open for the first tim…

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Essential Quality wins Belmont Stakes as banned Baffert stays in background

Brad Cox picks up his first Triple Crown victoryBaffert was banned after doping saga with Medina SpiritBrad Cox picked up his first Triple Crown victory with Essential Quality’s romp to victory in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday while waiting to see if …

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NBA champions LA Lakers knocked out of playoffs by Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker scores 47 points for Phoenix in 113-100 winLeBron James suffers first-round exit for first time in careerDevin Booker scored 22 of his 47 points in a phenomenal first quarter as the Phoenix Suns won their first playoff series since 2010, e…

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Siebatcheu’s late winner sends USMNT into Concacaf Nations League final

USA 1-0 HondurasSiebatcheu chose to represent USA over France and CameroonJordan Siebatcheu scored his first international goal in the 89th minute, and the United States beat Honduras 1-0 on Thursday night to reach the final of the first Concacaf Natio…

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Siebatcheu’s late winner sends USMNT into Concacaf Nations League final

USA 1-0 HondurasSiebatcheu chose to represent USA over France and CameroonJordan Siebatcheu scored his first international goal in the 89th minute, and the United States beat Honduras 1-0 on Thursday night to reach the final of the first Concacaf Natio…

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NFL to stop controversial use of ‘race-norming’ in brain trauma settlements

Practice assumed Black players had lower cognitive functionPlayers filed a civil rights lawsuit over practiceThe NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function in the $1b…